Monday, March 4, 2013

House Minority Leader Brad Jones: No Technology for Transparency and Accountability, but Plenty for Patrick-Murray Legacy Project

House Minority Leader Bradley H. Jones, Jr. (R-North Reading) issued the following statement in response to Governor Patrick’s heavy reliance on technological tricks to sell his legacy project:

“Governor Patrick’s recent reliance on technology in order to sell his massive tax hike to residents is an insult to the taxpayers of the Commonwealth.

At a time when the Legislature and the Department of Transitional Assistance have forgone attempts to become more open and accountable - due to an apparent lack of technological resources - the Patrick Administration has relied heavily on technology for its own self-serving purposes.

With the Governor’s release of shiny maps and intricate spreadsheets, it’s clear that the technology which would best serve Massachusetts’ residents does in fact exist. The question is whether or not Governor Patrick will continue to use it to promote his legacy, or if he will use it to foster a transparent state government which aggressively goes after waste, fraud, and abuse.”